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Old 09-23-2008, 06:42 AM   #1
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Horror First Line Game

Sci-Fi/Fantasy has been partying in awesome for months. How come y'all don't have one of these first line games? Horror is like the crossroads between SF and Thriller.

The game: Write only one line, and make it a compelling line that moves the reader forward. No run-ons.

Make it IMMEDIATELY and OBVIOUSLY horror.

The example we use in SF/F is the first line of Kafka's Metamorphosis. "Grigor Samsa woke up to discover he had turned into a cockroach."

For Horror? Hm. I don't know any offhand.

Also, no chitchat. You wants to speak, you also gots to have your entry. Not even mods are allowed off the hook for that little rule.

My entry:

"The first time I did it, her blood tasted like sweet cherry pudding."
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:10 PM   #2
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A fortnight passed since Harry Pistol was bitten and he noticed that he'd need to start shaving soon, head to foot, or move to a cooler climate.
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I've been observing Shelly on a regular basis now, but somehow, I've never noticed how... delicious she looks.
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:12 AM   #7
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Until yesterday I used to think of myself as reasonably brave, but let me tell you it's almost impossible not to scream like a little girl when you feel that asshole's teeth gnawing on your ankle.
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The teeth were the only thing I had time to notice, at least two inches long and leaving a trail of drool on my window.
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